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Museum Location, Hours and Contact

Museum Hours
Fall 2014
Sept 5, 2014 - Dec 12, 2014
Fridays: 9am - 3pm

The LAVC Historical Museum is open to the general public. The Museum is located on the second floor of the Library & Academic Resource Center

Xiaoyang Liu Behlendorf
(818) 947-2373






General Collection & Exhibits

Photo of W.P. WhitsettMr. Whitsett’s Office
Includes the personal effects of Van Nuys Co-Founder and Metropolitan Water District Emeritus Chair W.P. Whitsett.

Photo of Tom BradleyValley Photos donated by Mayor Tom Bradley
Former L.A. Mayor Tom Bradley donated his personal collection of photographs of the San Fernando Valley in 1988.

Old Agriculture toolsThe Agriculture Collection
Includes tools used at the turn of 1900 in the San Fernando Valley as well as artwork from that era.

Photo of Salvador DaliSalvador Dali Collection
The Museum has a number of Lithographs and art by famous artist Salvador Dali.

photo of Austin ConoverAustin Conover Library. 
A collection of books about the San Fernando Valley can be found and viewed here.

Photo of a reservoirThirsty Valley presented by the Metropolitan Water District
View this exhibit which provides the history and the significance of water in the San Fernando Valley.

Picture of LadiesThe Ladies Collection
period clothing, make-up, and artwork from the 1930’s.